At the reception. Photo: VGP

Welcoming the minister, PM Phuc stressed that the visit continues to help consolidate and boost the Vietnam-Laos traditional friendship and special solidarity.

To maintain the relations, he suggested the two sides continue with high-level delegation exchanges, while the two defense ministries should fulfill their role as advisor and make timely proposals to the two countries’ leaders.

In the training field, Vietnam is doing its utmost to improve the training quality for Lao students in Vietnam, and is willing to help train Laos students in the fields that Laos has demand such as defense, the PM said, adding that Vietnam will increase the training quota for Lao Defense Ministry’s officers.

He emphasized that Vietnam will try its best to help put the Lao National Assembly House into operation early, serving as one of the symbols for the bilateral relations.

The Vietnamese Government leader also reaffirmed Vietnam’s stance of maintaining the Vietnam-Laos borderline of peace, friendship and stability, asking Lao ministries and sectors to coordinate with Vietnam to ensure border security and order and effectively prevent cross-border crime.

The Lao minister said that his visit is one among activities to mark the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year.

He thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and Defense Ministry for supporting Laos in many fields, including defense.

He informed the host that the two ministries have coordinated well in ensuring security, maintaining a peaceful and friendship borderline and effectively stopping all plots targeting to disuniting or hurting the bilateral solidarity.

The two ministries have held more than 40 exchanges and cooperative activities in 2017 to respond to the Vietnam-Laos Friendship and Solidarity Year.

Source: VNA